|It’s been one week since far right state senator Jen Kiggans announced her run for Congress. But instead of focusing her campaign on the working families and small businesses in Virginia’s 2nd district, Kiggans has been too busy courting national Republicans on Fox News.
Kiggans also proved she’s more interested in serving party leaders than Virginians in her own district. In her first position Kiggans took upon entering the race, she vowed to fall in line and vote against critical economic relief for working families – including padding Virginians’ pocketbooks, getting kids safely back in school, and ramping up vaccinations.
And in yet another sign Kiggans is not focused on Virginia families, she still hasn’t answered numerous questions surrounding her candidacy. Here are the questions that she won’t answer:
- Why does Kiggans plan to run on the “same playbook used by […] former congressman Scott Taylor” who is under investigation for election fraud?
- Why did Kiggans try to roll back executive orders to keep Virginians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Why did Kiggans abstain from voting on a bipartisan resolution to censure extremist Virginia state senator Amanda Chase known for her “loose grip on the truth,” including calling the insurrectionist mob that attacked the Capitol “patriots”?
- Why is Kiggans campaigning with GOP gubernatorial candidate Kirk Cox who’s pushed “go[ing] further” than Georgia on voter suppression tactics?
- Why hasn’t Kiggans admitted Joe Biden won the 2020 election?
“Kiggans’ first week running for Congress makes crystal clear she’s just a typical politician who would be a rubber stamp for far-right Republicans, even if it means turning her back on Virginians,” said DCCC spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “Kiggans continues to prove her campaign is about being a reliable vote for party leaders, not a fighter for Virginia families and small businesses.”